The USFS is proposing to put two chemicals into Haigler Creek to kill the brown trout and the rainbow trout, which AZ Game & Fish have been raising in the fish hatcheries and intentionally “stocking” into the creek for many years. Attached is a letter which the USFS mailed to the Pleasant Valley Community Council, announcing the deadline for response to this proposal as April 14th.
Barbara Richards and Sharon Day, residents at Haigler Creek, prepared a petition for those who want to express their concern(s) over adding these chemicals to Haigler Creek. There are copies at the Antler's, Thrift Store, and Young Realty Partners (attached to the Post Office) Time is running short. Please show your support for, at least, delaying the chemical treatment of the creek – pending other investigation into alternatives.
Sharon would like to contact the media as well. If you have any connections with the news stations in the Phoenix metro area, or with any of the newspaper, please contact Sharon at 480-789-0212. (Synopsis courtesy of Renee Zeising)